Nikita Levy, facing charges of videotaping and photographing patients without their knowledge, committed suicide on February 18th, 2013. Over 1,300 videos and photos were found on computers at Dr. Levy’s house and office. In September, a Baltimore judge approved a $190 million settlement between John Hopkins Hospital, where Dr. Levy was employed, and his patients. Over 4,000 women were interviewed, and nearly 9,500 patients could be eligible for compensation under the settlement agreement.
Nikita recorded the genitals of his patients during pelvic examinations, and attorneys for both Johns Hopkins and the patients agreed it was best to forego the difficult process of identifying each victim.
Interviews indicated Levy routinely asked his patients to undress when it was not necessary and would ask his assistants to leave the room during exams. The exams were often described as sexual in nature and not clinical.
The Baltimore Sun – Pamela Wood 09/19/2014
The Baltimore Sun — Scott Dance & Justin Fenton 02/21/2013